Hi I am new to this site so not sure if this is the place to post. I have inherited Protein S Thrombophailia and have had a deep vein thrombosis a few years back after being put in an induced coma. About two weeks after leaving hospital I developed the DVT and was on Warfarin for three months. Fast forward about twenty four years and I am now waiting for an operation on my great Saphenous vein after a scan revealed I have venous reflux. Had a few tests the other day and am waiting the results of those. I will have to have anti-coagulants before and after the operation and I am dreading getting another clot as my chances must be high. I am sixty five years young and was wondering if anyone else has had a vein stripping and ligation operation and was it successful? I have a few small varicose veins that did not bother me before but after a fall eighteen months ago i developed an ulcer that has refused to heal by the standard treatments. My consultant seems to think the operation will heal the ulcer. Has anyone else any experiences like this. Thanks.